A high-speed and high-accuracy measurement of relaxational frequency spectra of complex dielectric constants of polyelectrolyte solutions with a high conductivity was realized by a new digital signal processing technique. In this method, a sum of sinusoidal waves of geometrical series of frequencies is utilized as a multifrequency excitation signal and demodulation of the resulting response is carried out simply by addition and subtraction of digital signals in a minicomputer. This new technique is superior to the conventional cross correlation method using the fast Fourier transform in that it greatly reduces the processing time and avoids effectively the influence of a quantization error. The result for a DNA solution obtained by this method is presented to demonstrate the utility of this method.
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- Organic Chemistry